Photo Credit: courtesy, Port Authority police
A cache of combat gear confiscated from a vehicle stopped on the New Jersey side of the Holland Tunnel on June 21, 2016.

Three people were arrested Tuesday morning with a large weapons cache, just before entering the Holland Tunnel on their way to New York City.

Two men in their fifties and a woman in her thirties were stopped by police on the New Jersey side of the tunnel when they were spotted in a car with a cracked windshield.

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Port Authority Police initially stopped the trio at a toll plaza at around 7:40 am Eastern Time, police said. They were soon joined by agents from the Joint Terrorism Task Force, a source said, when a search of the vehicle turned up the cache of combat gear.

The collection of combat gear included body armor (several ballistic vests), a camouflage helmet with night vision goggles, multiple rifles and handguns (some loaded), a number of knives, and several magazines filled with ammunition.

Two senior law enforcement officials told NBC 4 News the suspects were “gun enthusiasts” and had “no nexus to terror.”

The trio reportedly may be from Pennsylvania, where a police source said “gun laws are more relaxed.”

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12 COMMENTS

  1. "The trio reportedly may be from Pennsylvania…"

    Well, that explains it! We Pennsylvanians are all a bunch of redneck gun nuts… or not. More often not, but we do respect the Constitution. And we're also among the most polite people in the world.

  2. all of it is a lie. we don't know who they are or how they just happened to be stopped. someone must have informed. the police don't have superman's xray vision. who are these people. are they a plant by this slimy administration to make it appear as if Americans who have no intentions of surrendering guns are driving around with weapons' caches in their cars. only the faux president would think up this one.

  3. Great Reply! You cracked me up! I agree. You ARE among the most polite people in the world. I have relatives in & around Philadelphia. I counted over 180 colleges in Pennsylvania!! Hmmm. How many do you think are gun carrying, combat gear, including body armor (several ballistic vests), a camouflage helmet with night vision goggles, multiple rifles and handguns (some loaded), a number of knives, and several magazines filled with ammunition, rednecks?
    uhhhhh ….None!!

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